Sebastien Lafleur is a multidisciplinary artist that works with different mediums such as sculpture, experimental media art and drawing. His projects are the result of the confluence of different materials and natural textures, assembled to create unique artworks. Influenced by the Arte Povera art movement of the 60s, he works with so-called “poor” materials, such as cork, porcupine quills or antlers, and confers them a new aesthetic value. This allows the materials to exist as art, all the while exploring the forces and energies that shape nature. Lafleur invites us to surpass the delicate balance of the natural with his artworks, notably with his drawings, presenting floral arrangements and anthropocentric landscapes that are sometimes the postulates for future ambitious sculptural or digital art.
Sebastien Lafleur, born in 1985 in Quebec, lives in the Charlevoix area since 2020. In 2008, he obtains a bachelor’s in visual and media arts at the Université du Québec à Montréal. From then on, Lafleur gravitates towards media arts, and works as an artist and education manager at the Société des Arts Technologiques from 2015 to 2019. There, he develops new training courses in digital creation: experimental video and media arts discovery. He is presently the art director of the “Illumine BSP” project that will transform the city of Baie-Saint-Paul in a media arts circuit in the Fall of 2022. Simultaneously, Lafleur participates in numerous residencies, such as the Symposium International d’Art Contemporain de Baie-Saint-Paul (2022). Since 2007, he is showcased in different group exhibitions, such as “Chromatic 5” at the Fonderie Darling (2015, Montreal), “Hindsight” at the City Hall art gallery (2021, Ottawa) as well as in “Insitu BSP” at the Carrefour culturel at Baie-Saint-Paul (2022). His artworks are also presented at several individual exhibitions: “Écoumène” at the Maison de la culture Mont-Royal (2015, Montreal), “Poesis” at the Maison de la culture Côte-des-Neiges (2018, Montreal) and at “Cycle” at the Diane Dufresne arts center (2020, Repentigny). His artworks are also part of private and public collections, such as the city of Ottawa, Ont., the city of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu and the Société des Arts Technologiques at Montreal, Qc.